Big attractions. Small crowds.

Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye is Belize's largest island at approximately 36 miles. Located next to the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere. It’s safe to say that Ambergris Caye has some big attractions, but if that’s not your thing, there are plenty of smaller things to do.

From cobblestone streets of bustling San Pedro outward to the northern and southern ends of the island, there is a wide assortment of accommodations, restaurants, bars, shops and tour operators to suit all budgets. Take little naps on the beach or make small talk with the locals. In Ambergris Caye, going big or small is up to you.

Activities

Don't just see the wonder of Belize, Experience it.

Dive right in

Divers from all over the world come to Belize for a diving experience unlike anywhere else. We’re home to the largest barrier reef in the Northern Hemisphere and three of four coral atolls in the...

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Take to the seas, solo or with friends.

Look down on the clear waters to see the reefs, fish, rays and sea turtles. Overhead there are migratory birds and sunshine for days. By the way, pack some sun screen.


Coastal and island resorts...

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The big ones are always biting in Belize.

From spi to fly to trolling, our abundance of game fish guarantees excellent sport fishing all year round. Since many rivers empty into the Caribbean Sea, you’re practically guaranteed a daily catch,...

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Attractions

Put these sites on your list, you won't regret it.

Lebeha Drumming Center

Learn to play drums like the Garifuna at the Lebeha Drumming Center. The drums are made by a famous drum maker in Dangriga, Austin Rodriquez, and are primarily made from mahogany or mayflower wood...

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Shipstern Nature Reserve

Located in Corozal District, Shipstern Nature Reserve is a 31-square-mile tropical rainforest, with more than 300 different species of birds awaiting your discovery. With 13 species of egrets,...

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Half Moon Caye

The best diving on Lighthouse Reef is Half Moon Caye. Beginning at 35 feet and dropping to nothing but blue for who knows how far, Half Moon is a free-fall no diver will ever forget. Full of coral and...

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Perspective

Your curated guide to Belize

(Re)-Discovering the Deep Blue

Just when you think the Great Blue Hole could not instill any more fascination, ocean explorers are determined to find what lies at the very bottom this fall. You know it from the travel brochures,...

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Why it's OK to Visit the Same Place Twice

For the fellow globe-trotter, gleefully crossing off countries from that coveted list is what keeps their wanderlust footprints going. However, there is a certain comfort and extra thrill by visiting...

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What's Forest Bathing? | Embracing the Belize Rainforest

Early this year articles popped up everywhere about an intriguing Japanese concept known as forest bathing. But what exactly is it? Shinrin-yoku, shinrin meaning “forest” and yoku meaning “bath,” is...

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Local

Events

International Costa Maya Festival 2018

By now Belize is known for its umpteen festivals – food, culture, you name it – and the International Costa Maya Festival is no doubt the highlight of the country’s “La Isla Bonita.” Otherwise known...

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Taste of Belize 2018 features best of Belizean Cuisine

Belize continues to thrive in the culinary scene and those dabbing in the art of gastronomy are now able to witness up front nouvelle Belizean cuisine. Taste of Belize, held every two years, is a...

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Placencia Lobster Fest reels in the masses

For 18 savory years, the not-so-lowly lobster has graced our palates in extravagant ways at every annual Lobster Fest held in Placencia. Spanning three days, this food festival has only grown over the...

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